» 05/31/2012, 00.00
VATICAN - ITALY
Family as a safe asset in a precarious world and workplace
For the theological pastoral congress currently underway at the World Meeting of Families, the family and the workplace must urgently strike an alliance. In opposition to individualism, the experience and social doctrine of the Church emphasise the relational nature of man. Freely giving and meaning give work its value. Card Tettamanzi criticises the excessive remunerations in banking, industry and sports. For Chilean scholar Morandé Court, the family is an important opportunity to give work quality, which today is no longer based on production or capital, but on "creating human capital". Participants express their solidarity to quake victims in Emilia-Romagna.
30/05/2012 VATICAN - ITALY
For society and the marketplace, family and children are the most important assets
The theological pastoral congress concludes its first day as the 7th World Meeting of Families got underway in Milan. The family is a social asset that favours personal growth, solidarity and the dignity of women. In presenting their papers, speakers criticise the power of individualism and markets, which stifle free giving and human dignity. Advertising targeting children is also slammed. Changing policies that relegate family values to the private sphere is an urgent priority.
02/06/2012 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope: Love of Christ in celibacy, source of communion and mission for families
Benedict XVI, on a pastoral visit to Milan, meets priests, deacons and consecrated in the Cathedral, within the context of the VII World Meeting of Families. Among the saints "who have devoted their energies to the service of the Gospel" he mentions two PIME missionaries. Personal love of Jesus Christ, also cultivated with liturgical prayer, is the source of the "zeal" and the unity of life of the priest.
29/05/2012 VATICAN - ITALY
The 7th World Meeting of Families opens with an eye on hope and the economic crisis
The normal family, united in matrimony with two or more children, "is happier," says Card Antonelli. It shapes in a positive way society and the workplace. Cultural, political and economic forces must support it. For Card Scola, the meeting is an exceptional event that can support ordinary life. "Radiant" stories are a contrast to an inward looking world.
01/06/2012 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope greets Milan, "a crossroads of peoples and cultures"
Benedict XVI starts a pastoral visit to the city that is hosting the Meeting of Families. For the pope, the city's character includes positive secularism and a strong Catholic background combined with efficiency and generosity. In his address, he urged people to care for the poor and quake victims, in line with the city's saints: Ambrose, Charles Borromeo, Pius XI, Paul VI, and Gianna Beretta Molla. He entrusted the city into the care of the 'Madonnina'. Tonight, the pontiff will attend a concert at La Scala.
Pope: 300,000 expected for Saturday's meeting with movements
Representatives from over 100 movements from around the world will meet in Rocca di Papa tomorrow for the second world congress based on the theme: "The beauty of being a Christian and the joy of communicating this". The ties of Benedict XVI with these movements go back a long time.
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